Rhyolite was a boom town thanks to a successful gold mine. A series of uncontrollable financial disasters led the town to ruin though the mine wasn’t depleted until the late ’90s. Many of the original buildings were moved to new towns. Others were stripped of their precious construction materials, especially the wood. Wood was rare and very expensive to get in the the desert.
Textures of Decay
Paul became fascinated with the textures of decay found around the town as soon as he spied an old wood-sided Union Pacific boxcar. Here are his photos.
Windows to the Past
Lisa loved the windows. Their eerie emptiness was more than a little haunting. Here are her photos.